Knife Skills with Luciano and Ryder Del Signore of Ken Knife Co

Jan 26th

frame(winter academy)
Knife Skills Workshop
Luciano Del Signore
Ryder Del Signore
Ken Knife Co 

Every family has a generational secret: and when your family legacy stems from the Del Signore heritage…
the message is loud and clear: good knives are the foundation of a well-equipped kitchen.

Sharpen your culinary skills (literally) and prepare to spend an intimate two hours hands-on in frame’s open kitchen
with Luciano Del Signore (Bacco Ristorante, Bigalora Pizza, Casa Pernoi, Arbor Brewing Co.) and his son Ryder Del Signore, who with his passion for cooking, is unveiling his own line of knives, and yes ~~ you know it.
At frame, we’re honored that we (and in you) get to work with them first!

Plan to roll up your sleeves, with knife-in-hand, as Luciano properly teaches us to chop, dice, sharpen and cut with a non-stop flow of knife skills with Ryder’s tools made with a chef in mind:
one touch and you’ll feel the difference of this perfect balance, weight, and lasting edge.

Eat a little. Learn a lot. Soak it all in, and then take your newfound knife skills home to practice and perfect your dice on your lucky loved ones!

From novice to professional, or somewhere in between – all who are serious about cutting are welcome.
And yes…you’ll go home with your “own” Ken Knife Co. chef knife.

Thinking of Workshop Gifting?
This one is sure to please the most cutting-edge on your gift list.

Wednesday, January 26th and February 23rd
6:30pm (Limited to 24 guests)
$250 per person + tax and service fee
Includes a materials fee and Ken Knife Co. chef knife to take home.

A two-hour hands-on knife skills class led by Luciano Del Signore and Ryder Del Signore of Ken Knife Co.
8” Gyuto, High Carbon, VG-10, 3 Layer Damascus, Chocolate Cherry Wood Handle, Rat-Tail Tang.
Snacks boards for munching during this workshop.

 a-la-carte beer, wine ++ frame cocktails

frame (makers) apron
Unisex (100% cotton (80% upcycled) frame bib-aprons are eco-friendly, top-performing and so stylish you’ll want to wear pre, post, and after painting! Cross-back straps distribute weight with eyelets to prevent straps from falling over the shoulders; three large pockets; one small pocket, and a utility loop to hang items. Ideal for makers of all kinds! Dimensions: 30″ x 33”.

Ken Knife Co. Knives 
Pre-ordered to take home after your workshop skills are honed.

Pre-Covid canceled frame tickets:
If you have a frame credit that you would like to use for this experience please email us here and we will happily honor your credit.

Covid Protocols at frame
Please know that our response plan includes every measure of the protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training.

Give the holiday gift of a frame(winter academy) workshop!
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